People have different perspectives about heaven. Some believe that we will all end up there. Others think only “good” people make it to heaven. But there has always been only one way to get right with God, and it has nothing to do with what we do for God. It’s all about what He did for us.
Throughout this series, we will discover how to begin a relationship with God, understand ideas surrounding the Gospel, and equip you with more confidence so you can discuss the Bible message with others. Ultimately, we will answer the question—can we know for sure we’ll go to heaven?
http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/realife Wednesday, February 24—Tune in online as we air the Real Life webinar on marriage! Married couples and individuals are welcome to join us for advice, encouragement, and a panelist discussion on this important topic! No registration required. Click for details.
http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/fosterwv As a church, our goal is to create a community of support, encouragement, and prayer for the children experiencing foster care and the adults that courageously take on the role of a foster parent. Just like every family, foster families need others to walk alongside them on their journey. You can make a difference with any level of involvement! Learn how you can help children and families by visiting the link above.
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http://www.chestnutridgechurch.com/give During this season, your gifts to support what God is doing at The Ridge are more important than ever. You can continue to give online at theridge.church/give, by texting a dollar amount to 304-470-4078, or mailing your check or cash to 2223 Cheat Road, Morgantown, WV 26508. We appreciate your support and generosity!
Christians are those who have decided to give their lives to Christ. So, to become a Christian is an act of surrender. We offer all that we have been (all our sins and failures), all that we are (all that we possess and hold), and all that will be (our ambitions and destiny) and give them over to God. —Author Unknown
“The confession is an acknowledgement that God has been incarnated in Jesus, that Jesus Christ is God. Also essential is heart-faith that God raised Him from the dead. The result is salvation.” –Dr. Witmer, Bible Knowledge Commentary
“What must be believed is that ‘Jesus is Lord.’ This quintessential affirmation is perhaps the earliest Christian confession of faith. It proclaims in the simplest possible words that Jesus of Nazareth is in fact God. The Greek word used throughout the [Old Testament documents] for Yahweh (over six thousand times) is here applied to Jesus.” –Dr. Mounce
Ready to take a next step in your personal or group study time? Follow the link below for printable discussion questions about today's message. You'll also find links to this Sunday's audio, video and weekend program.
Get More From the Message | Each week, a new devotional will be available on Tuesday and Thursday. These devotionals are based on the previous Sunday's message, and aim to take the message further and help you dive deeper into the topic. You can find the devotionals at the link, or sign up to receive weekly emails.